[MSG]: When's the wedding?

[Text]: Wedding? Who’s wedding?

» Jealous messages
[MSG]: Did you have fun with you-know-who last night?
[MSG]: I guess my company doesn't interest you any more.
[MSG]: What do you see in that guy/girl?
[MSG]: (S)he's kind of hot... you think?
[MSG]: Is he bigger than me?
[MSG]: When's the wedding?
[MSG]: I heard you and ___ are an item.
[MSG]: Is there... someone else?
[MSG]: I never agreed to an open relationship!
[MSG]: Does she do that thing that I do for you?
[MSG]: I see you'll flirt with just about anyone.
[MSG]: I'm a fool for thinking I was special to you.
[MSG]: How serious is it between you two?
[MSG]: You've been spending a lot of time with ___ recently.
[MSG]: So you tell all girls/guys that, I see.
[MSG]: So that's your type, huh?
[MSG]: Who's better in bed, me or him/her?
[MSG]: I can't bear to see you with someone else.
[MSG]: You're just a slut.
[MSG]: Just curious... not like I'm jealous or anything...



Seeing that she was no harm from the gentle position she had and the soft smile, he decided to untie the rope that tied his sword to his hips with a drop of ‘clang' so he could dry his clothes as the sun that afternoon was warm enough to suck the water out of them. “Oh.. A friend? From who?” Nod thought that somebody from the camp had known Spring and told her about leafmen (or himself), turned out it might be just his misunderstanding. “Oh, are you saying 'friend' as not my friend, but a safe person kind of friend? Sorry, the water inside my head is still stirring..” He replied with his head tilted, trying to get the water out of his left ear. “I apologize for my exaggeration of falling into the water because some forest sprite turns out to be able to talk with me. And oh, again, I don't mean to dominate or intrude your territory. I'm just hanging around..” He placed both of his hands up to his hair and ruffled it messily to dry it, then he took off his shoes because ever had a shoes on while you're inside the water? That nasty feeling of socks sticking into your feet? That's a big no for him right now..

"I am a friend to all who are friends of the forest," she clarified, smiling when he realized what she had meant. "And yes, that meaning is true as well. You are in no danger here." Given the vast difference in their size, Spring wanted to make sure that this tiny person knew that she was in no way a threat to him. Although, from what she could see, it wasn’t her size that alarmed him, it was how different she looked. The green of her skin did tend to throw people off when they first saw her. Sometimes she blended in to the backdrop of the forest so well that her company didn’t see her until she was right before them; needless to say that she had accidentally frightened more people than she could count that way. She couldn’t help that the forest camouflaged her so well. Most times it was a good thing, but not always. 

"Please," she assured again, "there is no need to worry. You are not intruding at all. I am always glad to have company." Especially such curious company. In all her years, the sprite had never seen anyone like him before; so small that he could fit inside a flower. "Who are you, if I might ask? I have never met someone so small before." 

Nod let all her words sank into his head and processed it slowly, rearranging words, while he gave one last squeeze to his shirt before settling down on the grass with some dews on them. “People in the forest call me Nod, and I’m a Leafman. Which means that I protect the forest at all cost, against the Boggans who create the bad stuff like rotten things.” He said it calmly as he hoped that Spring had heard of the Boggans. “I’m not small, it’s actually completely normal. Everyone in Moonhaven is in this size, very convenient! Well, unless you compare it to stompers then it’s another story.” He let the warmth of the sun dried his clothes.

As Nod kept on thinking on how he fell into the river just because a gentle forest spirit decided to say hello to him might be a little bit too much of exaggeration. He hoped that Spring wasn’t offended, because he never heard of any forest spirits alive around the forest and this one decided to pop out of nowhere to greet him, which was a very nice decision to make. Deep down he knew that Spring never meant to scare anyone, and he didn’t want to cause any misunderstanding. “And oh, by the way, about earlier, I-uh I’m sorry, I fell not because of your- how do I say it…- not about your thought if you’re scary or if I hate being greeted, but I just uh…. kind of fell… So.. Are we good?”



As they headed towards the escalator, he noticed that the lights weren’t all on. Even the only place that was both crowded and bright was upstairs. The escalator fastened its speed as his feet stepped on the metal platform; looked like it had a power-saving system. “It’s weird that the only thing that’s open is the restaurant area. I wonder what time will the other stores open. Won’t it be great if we can get a look around the airport before we board?” Although his eyes glanced around the high window ceiling supported by a pipe-like grey elongated steel that a sunlight tried to make its way through the transparent clear glass, those words are meant for Delilah only. “So… What should we get? Do you have any cravings for some certain food you want to eat right now?”

{💮}       Delilah’s gaze wandered about the area with great curiosity. Though she was trying to keep her mind occupied, sometimes she would glance over to Nod and silently tell herself, ‘Hey, it’s okay. It’s not like you mean a whole lot to him, right? It was only a few kisses, and nothing more.’ She couldn’t quite put her finger on why it was just bothering her so much; Sure, jealousy was a reason, as much as she hated to admit it. Even so, it shouldn’t have gotten to her like that. 

{💮}       "Yeah. It’d be great. I should get a souvenir or something," she replied with a gentle smile. "I wonder if they have hats; Like, a giant top hat with various planes all over it," the brunette let out a quiet laugh. "I’d be the most fashionable person alive. Possibly one of the dorkiest as well, but that’s besides the point." After a moment’s pause with her eyes scanning the stores, her shoulders lifted up into a light shrug. "Mmh, I really don’t mind. You can choose. I’m starving, so everything sounds good to me right now.”

"Oh trust me, you don’t even need a giant hat to be a dork." He replied shortly before continuing again. "I suggest you buy souvenirs when we get there, isn’t it better to buy stuff there?" The escalator made a buzzing sound once in a while which made him quite uncomfortable somehow. "Let’s just get whatever that fills the bellies. Up for McDonalds?" He muttered as he raised an eyebrow at Delilah.

After a few minutes, Nod approached the tall guy in a bright yellow and white collar shirt behind the counter who greeted them good morning. Placing a hand on his chin, he mumbled softly, “Um, I think I’ll just get the sausage and egg muffin.. Oh, but the bacon one sounds good too. I can’t decide!!” He moved his hands up to his head in a panic pose. “You can go first, Delilah, until I decide my perfect breakfast.” He hoped that the tall guy wouldn’t mind him being very indecisive just for a McD’s breakfast.

((Yes, I am a shameful human being. I still owe all of you a list of follow forever and I know it’s taking forever to finish but I’m still doing it. Be patient with me uwu))

"I don’t get it."




"What don’t you get?" asked Hallow curiously, letting her scythe rest against her shoulder comfortably. 

"Umm.. Now that you made it more scary than I ever expected before. Thanks, I’ll be waiting for it along the way then." Both of them flew in complete silence for a few second with only the sound of crickets filling through the dark ground until Nod reminded with a soft whisper. "Hold on, we’re almost there." Then his bird made a very soft drop towards one big hole of the group of trees, diving against the wind, and avoiding the thin branches. A sound of calming lake was heard in a short distance. When the big view was revealed, Nod flinched a bit, tightening his grip on the bird; he wasn’t here when the Queen of Moonhaven died, and there was always a huge part of him that regretted the moment he didn’t do anything to protect the Queen. Even, he was a very ignorant leafman that chose to join bird racing rather than to protect the forest. "Here is the place, I’ll land somewhere safe and not on the ground. Better stay hidden, it’s dark here and the calming atmosphere can be deadly." His eyes roamed the area until he found a thicker and stronger branch where they both could land. "Oh, just for a little fun fact, Boggans can breathe underwater, so watch out for the lake."

Hallow let another unsettling little giggle escape her lips, unable to help herself from drinking in a little of his fear. Wanting just a little more from the Leafman, she let her hands wrap around his waist for the landing. It was also a bit of a safety precaution, feeling the bird begin its descent she didn’t want him to swoop again suddenly. 

Feeling the cool press of air around them, the sign that water was close, Hallow watched as the view was revealed to her. The glistening pond let the moonlight dance off of its surface between the lilies. The dances of light sparked towards them here and there, and she glanced up as a breeze hissed through the trees. It was a peaceful silence, yet there was the faintest of remnants. The distant metallic scent of fear still clinging in small dregs through the cool air. 

Nodding about his warning of water breathing Boggans, there was little hesitation as Hallow hopped down from the bird before they’d landed. Landing softly on a low twisting root, her eyes scanned the darkness, turning black as she searched the shadows. She wasn’t afraid of Boggans or what they’d do. Nor was the thought of being dragged underwater all that frightening for her. Water beneath the lilies meant shadows, and shadows meant escape. Deciding it was safe, and preferring her to be the main target if they were indeed being watched -better than the Leafman being spotted- she hopped down and walked out towards the pond. Something was pulling her towards the sleeping pods, all closed up for the night. Was a soul in the water? 

Disregarding Nod’s previous warning, she stepped out onto a lily pad, and then crossed onto another. Taking silent measured steps, she picked her way across the pond, listening for the hushed breaths of the dead. But under water breathing, that might sound different for a soul. 

Nod bit his lips as he watched Hallow’s decision to ignore his warning with a little of annoyed sound. “Man.. Girls never listen!” He should have asked earlier whether if she wanted a companion down there or not. However, his instinct told him that Hallow might just tease him and said no, but that went out of his nature; never leave anyone did anything ‘foolish’ by their own self. “Ugh.. I get a bad grip on this one.” He rolled his eyes as he mumbled before decided to leap on the nearest water lily behind her.

"What did I tell you about Boggans-being-able-to-breathe-underwater? Lake is water! Beside, the water is too calm and I can’t trust them. They hide too many things!” His eyes hadn’t stopped scanning around their feets as they walked on the leaves. “I’m telling you, I’m not staying here for long. I have a bad feeling on this Hallow.” Although he felt that telling all of these was useless, he just had to inform her that this wasn’t a good idea. Moreover, he knew this area better than a psychopomp. “Not being a coward but just being cautious, I’m gonna stand by the branch up there. I’ll whistle if I saw any movement. Be careful, Hallow.” Nod wasn’t sure what could happen to a soul collector if they died, he was certain that Hallow wasn’t completely alive as a human being. So what if she died? What happened to her soul, then?